A Short History of Fireworks in America

A Short History of Fireworks in America

by Jack Kelly
5.0 1

NOOK Book(eBook)

$2.99
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Overview

A Short History of Fireworks in America by Jack Kelly

A Short History of Fireworks in America is a 6,500-word essay that tells the intriguing story of how fireworks developed over the centuries to become an essential part of the Fourth of July. The piece takes you behind the scenes at a fireworks show and lets pyrotechnicians explain how they do their work. It looks at the origins of fireworks in China and Europe and at the loud and sometimes dangerous orgies of fireworks that punctuated the patriotic holiday during the early twentieth century.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012075826
Publisher: Jack Kelly
Publication date: 02/03/2011
Series: Fascinating Historical Essays , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 986,070
File size: 137 KB

About the Author

Jack Kelly has written extensively about popular history. His book "Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards & Pyrotechnics" tells the story of this magical substance that fueled both war and fireworks. He is a scrupulous researcher and accomplished prose stylist.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

A Short History of Fireworks in America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wanna chat wi me